Worcester State College : Profile

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486 Chandler St
Worcester, MA 01602-2597
(508) 929-8000
Website: www.worcester.edu
Location: New England
Calendar: Semester

Get a snapshot of Worcester State College with this general overview, including student enrollment and graduation rates, average test scores, student demographics, and more.

Mission Statement

Worcester State College, a public metropolitan institution of higher learning located in a culturally vibrant region of the Commonwealth, affirms the principles of liberal learning as the foundation for all advanced programs of study. The College offers programs in the traditional liberal arts and sciences disciplines, while maintaining its historical focus on teacher education. It has expanded its offerings with professional degree programs in biomedical sciences, business, and the health professions. Through its curricula, the College addresses the intellectual and career needs of the increasingly diverse citizenry of central Massachusetts. Worcester State College is dedicated to offering high quality, affordable undergraduate and graduate academic programs and to promoting the lifelong intellectual growth, global awareness, and career opportunities of its students. To this end, the College values teaching excellence rooted in scholarship and community service; cooperates with the business, social and cultural resources of Worcester County; collaborates with other institutions of higher learning in the region; and develops new programs responsive to emerging community needs.

School Characteristics

Student Population
Public University
$5,864 per year

Length of Study: Four or more years
Religious Affiliation: None

Test Scores & GPA

Average GPA: 2.97
Average ACT: 22
Average SAT: 1005

School Profile

Total Enrollment: 5,358
Retention Rate: 76%
Graduation Rate: 40%

School Accreditation

National: No

Regional: Not Available
Federal: No

Male / Female Enrollment


Total Enrollment


School data was obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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